I just sat through my final evidence class (which is also my final 9AM class EVER. IN MY LIFE! WHOOO!).
We did some reviewing for the final (which is in a week. Whooops), and then the professor gave us some life lessons. I have so many things to comment on that hour and 15 minutes that I will probably only remember 1/2 of it.
- Law students.are.idiots. There is no other way to put that.
- People seriously e-mailed the professor to ask him to clear up some holes in their notes. Thankfully, he did not. Maybe if you weren't so f'ing socially inept you would have friends in the class and you could get their notes. Or maybe if you weren't a neurotic law school freak you would realize that you can teach the shit to yourself without having every word that came out of the professors mouth.
- A girl seriously raised her hand to ask if we would need bluebooks (the notebooks with blank pages you hand write essays in) or computers. For the all multiple-choice all scantron exam. Are you going to write out "A" "B" "C" and "D" on a blank page? I hope she could feel my eyes rolling as soon as she opened her mouth.
- At the end of class the professor offered us a little "life advice." It was great. He told me nothing I didn't already know (because I have common sense), but apparently this was shocking and life-altering for a lot of people in class, based on the looks on their faces and the chatter after class. He basically said that for the majority of the class (who are finishing their third semester of law school), the time has come to GET A JOB, to network, and to meet people. That blindly sending out your resume is not going to get you anywhere, and HELLO! YOU DON'T GO TO HARVARD! People are not going to be banging down your door to employ you. You're going to have to do some work. So stop wasting time with your pointless studying organizations. They are not going to get you a job.
I was personally glad to hear him say all of these things. These are things that I know, but like I said, apparently they came as a real shock to some of my classmates. Apparently they didn't realize that the recession has hit the legal market too and there aren't jobs out there. And the fact that they go to a mediocre school in a city with an oversaturated legal market also seemed to surprise them. Like they really thought that their degree was going to be that impressive.
How people can go through life being so f'ing clueless never fails to amaze me.
And on that note, I'm going to Starbucks.
Hope you all have a LOVELY day. 'Tis the season!